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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Lubbock


LUBBOCK, Texas — An American Airlines flight with 140 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Lubbock after the pilot reported engine trouble.

American Airlines spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello says the Flight 2478 to Sacramento, California, had taken off from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 5:20 p.m. Thursday. About an hour later, the captain reported a warning light had come on indicating a clogged engine oil filter.

The captain landed the MD-80 safely with no injuries about 6:30 p.m. at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. The passengers were scheduled to resume their journey about 7 a.m. Friday.